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How Much Do You Know About CPR and Defibrillators?

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in adults in the United States. Knowing CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) may help you save the life of someone who goes into cardiac arrest. Learn more about CPR by taking this quiz, based on information from the American Heart Association (AHA).

1. When was CPR first developed?
2. How does CPR help when a person goes into cardiac arrest?
3. What's the first thing a person should do before beginning CPR?
4. After calling 911, what is the next step in CPR?
5. The faster that CPR begins, the better the chances of a victim's recovery. What is the critical time for CPR to begin?
6. How does an automatic external defibrillator (AED) help a person who is in cardiac arrest?
7. Who can use an AED?
8. When should you stop doing CPR on a victim?

Our Level II Adult Trauma Center provides multidisciplinary care of the highest quality in Broward County, lead by surgeons specialized in trauma and critical care. Our well-coordinated efforts with the county’s Emergency Medical System allow us to initiate life saving treatment in the "golden hour" that ultimately translates to improved outcomes.

We have state of the art technology available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. This includes a 128-slice CT scanner, portable x-ray and ultrasound with access to PACS, portable ventilators, central monitoring and a helipad that delivers patients strategically close to the trauma resuscitation rooms.

For patients needing immediate life saving operative procedures a designated fully equipped operating room is ready 24/7 as part of out integrated trauma system. Critical Care patients are cared for by one of our Trauma Critical Care units (MICU or SICU). Other injured patients are admitted to one of our other trauma units such as NeuroStepdown, NeuroTelemetry or 3NE Orthopedic Trauma.

In addition to an in-house trauma surgeon available 24 hours a day, other specialty services are readily available when called upon. They include: Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Interventional Radiology, Plastic Surgery, Urology, Ophthalmology, Pulmonary Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology.

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